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6/16/2016 – Milwaukee Public Library – Central Branch Green Roof Tour

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Source: http://www.mpl.org/blog/now/visit-mpls-green-roof

Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

WHEN:

Thursday, June 16th, 2016  5:30 – 7:30 PM

WHERE:

Tour:

Milwaukee Central Library

814 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI  53233

Drinks:

Miller Time Pub & Grill

509 W Wisconsin Ave

Milwaukee, WI  53203

TOPIC: 

Tour of Milwaukee’s Central Library Green Roof

SPEAKER: 

Kirsten Thompson, Humanities, Archives and Special Collections, Milwaukee Public Library

SUMMARY: 

The Central Library opened its doors to the public on October 3, 1898. The original structure is a combination of French and Italian Renaissance styles built of Bedford limestone. Several additions help make up the block-long building that stands today. Central Library has been designated a landmark by the Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2010, the Central Library took its first big step toward environmental sustainability with the addition of a 30,000 square foot green roof

with a 30KW solar panel system. As the building utilizes district steam for heating, library staff surveyed and repaired dozens of steam traps as well as upgraded facility air handling units. The City conducted facility energy audits in 2011 to identify additional energy saving opportunities. By 2012, the building’s energy use declined by more than 10%. As the Showcase Project for the City of Milwaukee’s participation in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge initiative, the building is set to reduce its energy use by at least 20% by the year 2020.

AGENDA:

5:30 – 6:00: Green Roof Tour
6:00 – 6:15: Walk to Miller Time Pub & Grill
6:15 – 7:30: Drinks & Socializing
7:30: MKE Green Drinks officially ends, but you are free to stay and socialize

Don’t miss the fun!

NEXT EVENT:

Thursday, July 21st, 2016 5:30-7:30 pm

Lakefront Brewery Green Tour

Location: Lakefront Brewery

 

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11/12 November MKEGreenDrinks – Sunvest Solar

10/12 – November MKE Green Drinks

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Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event
Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people. Let’s bring together the environmental/ green/ sustainability community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

NEXT EVENT: November 12th, 2014 5:30-7:30 pm .

WHERE:

  • Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery. 901 W Juneau, Milwaukee. map it This unique German-style beer hall is located in the Pabst Brewery re-development. The “Brewery” was recently awarded LEED-ND Platinum, making it one of the greenest neighborhood developments in the US.http://www.bestplacemilwaukee.com/
  • Parking: There is free two-hour street parking until 9pm in front of the building, or metered parking on 8th Street and 10th Street. Caution: they do ticket in the evening here. Alternatively, the parking structure across the street offers parking at $0.75/hour.

SPEAKER: John Daugherty, Midwest Project Developer for Sunvest Solar http://www.sunvest.com/

TOPIC: Solar is Ready to Shine in Wisconsin

Summary: Overview of local and regional work that Sunvest is doing. Highlight trends of solar in the nation and in our state. Touch on policy and what might change in Wisconsin in the short term.

Bio: John Daugherty works with residential and commercial clients to design solar PV solutions. John’s role with SunVest includes customer prospecting, education, site assessments, data analysis, proposal development, and project coordination.

Attendance is FREE!  Don’t miss the fun!

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Typical Agenda:

5:30-6:00 Mingling, drinking, networking
6:00 – Brief Announcements
6:05-7:00 Speaker and Q&A
7:00 Mingling, drinking, networking
7:30 MKE Green Drinks ends, and you are free to stay.

 

March 13, 2013 – Tour of Helios Solar Works

Green Drinks Milwaukee: Milwaukee’s Monthly Green Networking Event

Join us for good drinks, good conversation and a chance to network with other environmentally minded people.  Let’s bring together the environmental community in Milwaukee and have fun doing it!

WHEN? Every second Wednesday of the month

NEXT EVENT:  March 13, 2013 5:00-7:00 pm

Tour:  Helios Solar Works (tour begins shortly after 5pm)
1207 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 map it

Drinks post-tour:  Twisted Fisherman Crab Shack
1200 W Canal St, Milwaukee, WI 53233 map it

Speaker: John Kivlin, COO, Helios Solar Works.  During this look at one of Milwaukee’s most sustainable industries, we’ll receive background on solar technology from sand to electron, along with a tour of manufacturing line where Helios builds solar panels.

After the tour we’ll wander across the street to share drinks and network at the Twisted Fisherman Crab Shack.

Don’t miss the fun!

NEXT MONTH: April 10th, Jeremy Anderson of Easenet